Local activities

Hermanus

Welcome to Hermanus

Welcome to the beautiful whale capital of the world – Hermanus! Situated along the Cape Whale Coast, this pristine little fisherman’s village was established in the early 1800’s and has since grown into the thriving town that it is today.

Offering a variety of attractions and exciting adventures, visitors soon find that whale watching is not the only reason to visit this jewel of the Cape. Take a tour on a quad bike, meander up a mountainside and take in the beautiful valley, zipline through the trees, or take a more relaxed approach and taste award-winning wines right on your doorstep!

Let the adventure begin!

Leisure Activities

Tours

Team Building

Quad Biking

Quad biking through the vineyards of Hamilton Russell and Southern Right wineries. Travelling through the Fernkloof Nature Reserve to reach a breath-taking look-out point of the bay and surrounding areas.

  1 – 10 people per trip

   1 hour 30 Minutes

   09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00

   Children 8-15 years old will be lifted by the guide/parents if comfortable, 16 years and up can drive their own Quad bike.

Price From

R 600.00

Quad Biking & Wine Tasting

Quad biking through the vineyards to taste the wines at two of our world-renowned wineries in the Hemel en Aarde valley. The route continues to one of the most pris-tine look-out points in the Western Cape.

  2 – 10 people per trip

   2 – 3 hours

   09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00

  Children 8-15 years old will be lifted by the guide/parents if comfortable, 16 years and up can drive their own Quad bike.

Price From

R 900.00

Quad Biking Sunset Trip

Take a ride through the vineyards and up the mountain. Once the viewing point is reached the guide will explain the Walker bay ocean reserve (Whales can be observed in season). Incredibly breath-taking views as far as the eye can see will allow you to experience an African sunset unlike any other.

  4 – 10 people per trip

   1 hour

   Between 16h30-17h30

   Children 8-15 years old will be lifted by the guide/parents if comfortable, 16 years and up can drive their own Quad bike.

Price From

R 900.00

TreeTop Ziplines

Ziplines extends from the mountain and zip lining over a small waterfall between the Poplar Trees and Canyon. This is a memorable experience. High above the ground (8 to 10 meters) the 2 guides will allow you to glide from platform to platform with only the local eagles and bird life noise echoing in the forest. The 9 to 12 platform slides range from 20 meters to 120 meters and with a safe breaking system you control the speed you travel at.

  1 – 6 people per trip

   1 Hour

   09h00, 10h00, 11h00, 12h00, 13h00, 14h00, 15h00

   Children 6 years and up, Maximum weight: 120kg , R25 per person cash to be paid onsite for the ride to the top of the mountain

Price From

R 450.00

paintball

Look no further for an exciting battle between friends, families and colleagues. The battlefield consists of Tree houses, camps, bridges and lots of other obstacles. Overalls must be pre booked and are available to hire at R20 per person.

  8 – 20 people per trip

   2 hours

   09h00, 11h00, 13h00, 15h00

  Ages 10 years and up

Price From

R 250.00

Horse Riding trails

A scenic out ride through the beautiful valley. As far as possible, horses are matched to the rider’s ability. Instruction and guidance is available throughout the ride, no former experience is required.

  1 – 10 people per trip

   1 hour

  Depended on trail

   Ages 8 and up

Price From

R 350.00

Eco bay Cruise

Sailing along the cliffs of Hermanus in a beautiful catamaran. Marvel at the marine wildlife, such as dolphins, seals, the occasional whale, many bird species and the striking coastline of Hermanus from a unique perspective. The boat is stocked with a selection of soft drinks and waters which is inclusive

  1 – 12 people per trip

   1 hour 30 minutes

   08h00,10h00,12h00,14h00 and 16h00 daily

   Comfortable shoes, warm jacket and remember to take sea sickness tablets

Price From

R 450.00

Sunset Cruise

Experience the magnificence of Hermanus and Walker Bay by taking an exclusive cruise on a 36’ catamaran. Relax on the deck while the experienced and knowledgeable crew take care of your every need. Enjoy sumptuous tapas and drinks while the sunsets. Marvel at the marine wildlife, such as dolphins, seals, the occasional whale, many bird species and the striking coastline of Hermanus from a unique perspective. The boat is stocked with wine, beers, ciders, soft drinks, waters and a selection of canapes from a local restaurant all-inclusive.

  2 – 12 people per trip

   2 hours

   Between 16h30 and 18h30

   Comfortable shoes, warm jacket and remember to take sea sickness tablets.

Price From

R 650.00

Sea Kayaking

A novel way to explore the scenic coastline of Walker Bay. Stable sea kayaks and experienced guides will make it easy to negotiate your kayak on the in-shore waters along the steep cliffs.

  2 – 19 people per trip

  2 hours

  November to April 08h00, 10h30, 13h00. May to October 09h00, 11h30, 14h00

   Ages 10 years and up, the maximum weight for a double kayak is 220kg in total and the single 120kg.

Price From

R 450.00

Scuba Excursions

Experience the magnificence of Hermanus and Walker Bay by taking an exclusive cruise on a 36’ catamaran. Relax on deck while the experienced and knowledgeable crew take care of your every need. Marvel at the marine wildlife, such as dolphins, seals, the occasional whale, many bird species and the striking coastline of Hermanus from a unique perspective.  

 1 – 12 people per trip

   4 hours 2 full tank dives

   09h00 

   Divers must be certified.

Price From

R 1100.00

Fishing Charters

Experience fishing in Hermanus with a highly knowledgeable crew advising on which species are about and what you can expect to find. 

  5 – 10 people per trip

   3 – 4 hours

   Tide and weather dependent

all equipment and bait is included

Price From

R 1500.00

Parasailing

Enjoy Parasailing flights which last between 8-10 minutes on our boat where you can enjoy the best sights of the beautiful Hermanus and beaches.
It is a unique experience where you can fly and see the marvelous coast of Hermanus and the protected area of the Hermanus Whale Sanctuary. They are only but a few of the magical places you can discover on this flight.
During the journey you can enjoy music, drinks and much more, remember you can also add a high definition video to your experience to make it an unforgettable memory

 2 – 8 people per trip

   2 hours

   Tide and weather dependent

   Most travellers can participate.

Price From

R 650.00

Whale Watching

The Southern Right whales visit our shores from June to November before migrating back to Antarctica. Spectacular sightings are possible from the boats to observe these mammals at close quarters. Crisps, soft drink and water is included.

 1 – 176 people split 3 boats

  1 hour 30 minutes –  3 hours

   07h00 | 09h00 | 11h00 | 12h00 | 14h00 | 15h00

  Must arrive 30 minutes prior to the boat departure time.

Price From

R 950.00